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IEU Positioning for School Return 2022

24 Jan 2022 A Principled Stand The IEU’s responses to the current debate have been based on the principles of Ensuring safety at work for members Ensuring ongoing work with fair conditions Returning to Face-to-Face (F2F) teaching and learning Consultation between workers and decision makers …

Morrison’s Religious Discrimination Bill Overrides Other Protections

The IEU supports protections against all forms of discrimination, including religious belief or activity. Everyone has the right to a safe, healthy, and respectful workplace regardless of religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, or other personal attributes. Legislation should protect all of us, equally. …

IEU(SA) – Reps of the year 2021…

The IEU Rep’s role is vital to the IEU’s work protecting members’ rights and entitlements and, as such, the role comes with certain rights and responsibilities. We congratulate Sue and Felicity and thank them for their dedication to the REP role and assisting members in …

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2021 “Orange the World: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!” is a call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It calls on people everywhere to wear the colour orange and take action to end violence against women and girls …

IEU Member Update — Vaccination Mandate from the Secretary

17 November 2021   The IEU is accepting of the decision to require all education workers to be vaccinated by December 10th (first jab) based on the current health advice. This will have obvious implications for the employment of members who are not vaccinated and …

WALFORD STUDENTS ‘SHARE THE DIGNITY’ WITH BIG DONATION

Tianyue (pictured) and Lydia, Year 9 Students at Walford Anglican School for Girls used their Community Service Project ‘Period Poverty’ to raise awareness of this important issue. A key part of the project was to collect donations of sanitary items for Share the Dignity and …

Sick leave should not be confused with working from home

Our IEU Organisers have been contacted by a number of members asking for advice on whether their employer can make them work when they are home on sick leave. The simple answer? No. Sick leave is sick leave. The National Employment Standards define Paid Sick …

The impact of menstruation on wellbeing, participation and school attendance

In 2020, the Commissioner for Children and Young People (CCYP) undertook a survey of students in public schools in South Australia. Over 3,000 responses were received from young people aged 7 to 22 years. Their responses outlined many issues but particular concerns relate to ‘period …

IEU(SA) Position on COVID Vaccinations

Vaccinations are Australia’s pathway out of lockdowns and towards a fair and equitable economic recovery. We need high rates of vaccination to avoid ongoing serious health, economic, and social disruption from COVID-19 outbreaks. We stand ready to support and encourage the rollout and to support …

Catholic EA Update – 31 August 2021

Catholic EA negotiations are progressing and we are deep into drafting the wording of agreed issues after 19 face-to-face meetings over 12 months. Many items are provisionally resolved—however, nothing is locked in—and amongst these are (in no particular order): Salary increase of 2.35% pa for …